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hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
I have finished freshing up the engine. (351 windsor) It is ready to come out of stand ...trans is apart now, clutch packs are stuck together but pump and all internal hardware are good. I am posting some pics with the hopes of finding out how close to original it is. I think there is a cover missing that went over the elecrical components at rear of engine. Also I am not sure how the thottle return spring was mounted. One pic is the before

waterlogged882
09-20-2010, 10:06 PM
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hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 10:28 PM
A little more info.....Compression tested good on all cyl. removed heads,magnefluxed,replace two valve seats ground valves,resufaced heads,check bearings and oil pump, new timing chain and gears, rebuilt carb, new fuel pump all new seals and gaskets

waterlogged882
09-20-2010, 10:35 PM
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hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 10:44 PM
I have that part covered but gelcoat will be a challenge.....i have been the buffee but not the buffer lol

waterlogged882
09-20-2010, 10:48 PM
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03geetee
09-20-2010, 10:48 PM
Great job man that looks great!

Where are you from?

JTR

hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 10:58 PM
small town dixon il. I skiied behind this boat when I was in high school. Asked the owner to sell for last six years...it sat for twelve,mostly outside Time and money are turning out to be more than I thought hope its worth it ....wife is pissed too ....wanted pool

waterlogged882
09-20-2010, 11:19 PM
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hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 11:40 PM
sweet boat late 82 - I think -had fiberglass stringers, padded engine cover and different windshield and probably other things i have yet to learn....... where can I find the cover that is missing on engine?

waterlogged882
09-20-2010, 11:46 PM
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hosofpayne
02-25-2012, 03:20 PM
Thought it was time to update progress of my 82. heres a few pics I have put off starting on the exterior long enough i have no choice now ...its next

thatsmrmastercraft
02-25-2012, 03:27 PM
Huge transformation from the before pics. Keep up the good work.:cool:

Masterfull
02-25-2012, 03:35 PM
Big improvement over first pic's..... Keep going and your wife will come around after her first ride in a restored 1982 Stars and Stripes.

mikeg205
02-25-2012, 03:46 PM
wow...gorgeous...envious of your skills as well...refreshing the engine you said...:D a bit understated...thanks for saving a classic.

82BlueMCs&s
04-30-2012, 06:09 PM
I have a near identical 1982 Stars & Stripes and have been unable to find another one anywhere near like ours between the engine cover the curved windshield and not the deluxe interior. Is the gelcoat of yours also a light blue color? What are your plans for the interior? I still have the original fiberglass seat frames but they need some work. Look forward to see/hear some more of your progress.

Slinkyredfoot
04-30-2012, 08:32 PM
That engine looks so sweet and like an original new one. Is that the engine that came with the boat new? Looks like you got a nice powerslot as well. keep up great work.

damaged442
04-30-2012, 10:44 PM
Beautiful work!! Keep the progress pics coming!!

DemolitionMan
04-30-2012, 10:51 PM
Very Nice!!!! Another SS saved.

hosofpayne
03-26-2013, 11:54 PM
A little update on my resto. most exterior work is done. three winters in and now all that is left is the bottom and interior. Unfortunately it is headed for storage till next winter. Sorry about pic quality, phone pics.

88 PS190
03-27-2013, 07:47 PM
small town dixon il. I skiied behind this boat when I was in high school. Asked the owner to sell for last six years...it sat for twelve,mostly outside Time and money are turning out to be more than I thought hope its worth it ....wife is pissed too ....wanted pool


Something about this is poetic, in haiku form.

Tried to buy for six
Time and money are too great
Wife is pissed no pool.

Definately worth it, a boat makes the lake a pool.

hosofpayne
03-27-2013, 11:18 PM
lol good one but i have since lost the pool battle... putting one in this spring

thatsmrmastercraft
03-28-2013, 12:28 AM
lol good one but i have since lost the pool battle... putting one in this spring

Instead of having stairs at the shallow end of the pool, consider a custom ramp about eight feet wide with a gated approach from your driveway. Would make an awesome place to fire up the boat. And way better than floating on a leaky $1 swim raft from Wal-Mart.:rolleyes:

liledgy
03-28-2013, 04:55 PM
lol good one but i have since lost the pool battle... putting one in this spring
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82 S&S

I heard you need to update your Polaris IQ sled, your hand me down leather snowmobile suit, the free mask you got with it and the helmet that if u open it will call off and your truck that can't make it up north!!!!!!! BEFORE you even THINK. about a pool, you tire kicker! Lol��������������������

liledgy
03-28-2013, 04:57 PM
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hosofpayne
03-28-2013, 11:11 PM
lol good one but i have since lost the pool battle... putting one in this spring
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82 S&S

I heard you need to update your Polaris IQ sled, your hand me down leather snowmobile suit, the free mask you got with it and the helmet that if u open it will call off and your truck that can't make it up north!!!!!!! BEFORE you even THINK. about a pool, you tire kicker! Lol��������������������

It has been said that the funniest things in life are true facts....and thats really funny!!!

hosofpayne
03-28-2013, 11:25 PM
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Tell johnny wad i said hi !!!!

liledgy
03-29-2013, 12:46 AM
I'll tell him when he gets back from DC for the gay marriage demonstration! Lol
We had as much fun writing that post as you did reading it!